Snow & Ice Control Services
Weather can be very unpredictable, especially in our area. We have winters with little or no snow accumulation, and storms that have deposited heavy snow accumulation that froze for weeks.
The City of Pasco services a population of over 75,000 people and over 600 lane-miles of streets; the City strives to provide a safe and responsible level of snow and ice control services each winter. During the winter storm season, our equipment operators work up to 12+ hours a shift to protect your family. Please remember to be courteous to our equipment operators; they are working to keep you and your family safe.
Snow Plow Priority Levels
The City has established procedures and policies for addressing the anti-icing, snow plowing, and sanding of the streets and roads. These procedures and policies are established upon a priority basis, each containing predetermined routes.
- All major arterial streets and intersections, consisting of the main roadways connecting hospitals, fire stations, police stations, and emergency medical services.
- Streets serving public schools, minor arterial streets, and intersections.
- “Collector” streets and those additional streets serving public transportation, as well as problem areas identified by the Police Department (such as steep hills).
If a storm/weather event is predicted, a liquid product is applied before the storm arrives at major intersections in the city to minimize ice build-up on the street.
Sidewalks & Driveways
Residents are responsible for maintaining sidewalks and driveways adjacent to their property. Please pile snow on your yard, not in the street. If your sidewalk is icy, you may correct the hazard by applying a heavy coat of sand. When a sidewalk is not clear, the results can be very hazardous for pedestrians and school children. Pitch in and do your part to help keep your sidewalks and driveways hazard free!